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How can security manufacturers improve after-sale service?

What happens after the sale is complete, after the contracts are all signed and sealed? That’s when an abundance of variables can kick in – variables that can mean the difference between a successful security system or a case of buyer’s remorse. The features and value of equipment involved in a security system are well known before the sale closes, as hopefully are the integrator’s and end-user’s expectations about after-sale service. But what is the reality of afte...

Vanderbilt to showcase ACT Enterprise security systems at Security Essen 2018

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that it would showcase the latest version of ACT Enterprise at Security Essen 2018. Along with demonstrations of the access control software solution, visitors to Security Essen can explore the full range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer at Stand 6D90, with a significant focus on increased integration within the company’s products and with third-party systems. The latest ACT Enterprise features, which i...

What technology will impact security most in the rest of 2018?

Where does the time go? Before you know it, here we are at mid-year reflecting on an eventful first half of 2018 in the physical security market. It’s also a good time for our Expert Panel Roundtable to pause and look ahead at what we might expect in the second half of the year. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What technology development will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2018?

What are the security challenges of the hospitality market?

Hospitality businesses work to provide a safe and pleasant customer experience for their guests. Hotels offer a “home away from home” for millions of guests every day around the world. These are businesses of many sizes and types, providing services ranging from luxury accommodations to simple lodging for business travelers to family vacation experiences. Hospitality businesses also include restaurants, bars, movie theaters and other venues. Security needs are varied and require tech...

IFSEC International 2018 highlights solutions approach and open systems

IFSEC International 2018 kicked off last week at London’s ExCel Centre. Visitors were lucky enough to experience a rare three days of British sunshine as they came together to discuss the latest trends and technologies in the physical security industry. Many exhibitors commented on how the show seemed smaller than previous years, with stands more spread out, and fewer ‘double-decker’ offerings than earlier shows. Although exhibitors represented all aspects of physical security...

Vanderbilt showcased new range of SPC Wireless devices at IFSEC 2018

IFSEC 2018 was a busy three days for Vanderbilt as the company promoted their newly released range of SPC Wireless devices. The company also showcased a significant focus on the increased integration capabilities across their portfolio, as well as demonstrating the upcoming features in their ACT Enterprise access control solution. The newly released SPC Wireless devices were designed in response to growing consumer IoT trends, and as a result, presents a great revenue opportunity for installers...

Vanderbilt appoints Scott Kilbourn as the new Southeast Regional Sales Director

Vanderbilt, a provider of security systems, announces that Scott Kilbourn has been named the company's new Southeast Regional Sales Director. In this role, he will be instrumental in creating relationships with both end users and channel partners as he helps build on the continued success of the organisation in the region. Kilbourn joins Vanderbilt from All State Fire and Security, where he served as a Strategic Account Executive, working as part of an expansive team to manage and grow exi...

Vanderbilt announces release of SPC Wireless device range

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced the release of a new range of SPC Wireless devices. The range of devices include detectors, panic buttons, fobs, and a transceiver. The devices are discreet and tasteful in design with sleek and modern lines to complement the interior styles of many environments, such as retail stores and apartment buildings. “At Vanderbilt, we are pleased to announce the expansion of the SPC intrusion detection family with the...

ACT365 recognised as Money-Saving Product by BUILDINGS

Vanderbilt, global supplier of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that its latest cloud-based access control and video management solution, ACT365, was chosen as a 2018 Money-Saving Products Award winner by BUILDINGS Magazine. Vanderbilt ACT365 Vanderbilt ACT365 was recognised in the June 2018 issue of BUILDINGS Magazine for the features it offers building owners and facility managers for life safety and security. ACT365 delivers cost-effective security management for customers in...

Vanderbilt to showcase ACT Enterprise access control solution at IFSEC 2018

Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art security systems, announced that it will preview the upcoming ACTEnterprise access control solution at this year’s IFSEC International, June 19-21, at ExCeL London. Along with demonstrations of the solution, visitors can explore the wide range of products that Vanderbilt has to offer at Stand F305, with a significant focus on increased integration both within and with third-party systems. The latest version of ACTEnterprise will be release...

What are the benefits of case studies as a marketing tool in physical security ?

Knowledge shared among peers is often afforded more credibility than information from manufacturers. An approximation of that principle is at work in the use of case studies as marketing tools in the physical security industry. Case studies are aimed at telling real-world success stories – from actual customers – about how various technologies are used to accomplish security goals and make the world a safer place. But how useful are they? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Round...

How do privacy issues and GDPR impact physical security systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

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Vanderbilt’s SPC IP security system protects Coop retail chain in Switzerland

Coop wanted a security system to protect a number of their valuable instore goods, such as home electronics, cell phones, and tablets, perfumes, and jewelry. They wanted a modular alarm system that could transmit reliably with the most modern means of communication to the standard alarm receiving centers in Switzerland. They also wanted a solution that had proven reliability and fast alarm detection, and that was certified according to SES EN standards. It was essential that this solution would...

Vanderbilt collaborates with ComNet to enhance toll booth and plaza security

Vanderbilt’s SPC was recently deployed to act as part of a security and communication solution between a toll booth and plaza located on the M1 between Dublin and Belfast. At night time, the toll system is automated and therefore an intruder alarm system was needed for protection. The distance between the toll booth and plaza is 6.2 kilometres and the security systems – SPC and video cameras – had to be able to connect and operate over that distance so operators could get an ov...

Vanderbilt’s SPC intrusion detection is a solution worth banking on

As technology continues to catapult forward at a significant pace in the 21st century, banks are increasingly facing new security challenges to safeguard their buildings, staff, customers, and financial operations. Because of this, it is critical that banks invest in security systems that meet the complex and unique requirements of the financial environment. Vanderbilt’s SPC provides this solution through advanced, dedicated intruder detection features and products for banking applic...